Scorched, But Deeply Loved

“Then Jesus said to Peter, “Go away from me, Satan! You are not helping me! You don’t care about the things of God, but only about the things people think are important.” Matt. 16:23, NCV Principles of the Kingdom will often will sound like a simple conversation to an outsider.  Things are often established orContinue reading “Scorched, But Deeply Loved”

The Blue Letter Version

The ‘red letter’ Bible emphasizes the words of Jesus by making them red. But sometimes we can learn just as much by which words he didn’t say.  I would like to submit to you the ‘Blue Letter Version’ of things Jesus never said. He never said: V. 1) You’re too far gone to be saved.Continue reading “The Blue Letter Version”

Bethesda, 31 A.D.

“Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.5 One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him and knew heContinue reading “Bethesda, 31 A.D.”

“The Church Collects Sinners,” [God’s Hospital]

This following excerpt is from the devotional book, “Living the Message,” by Eugene H. Peterson.  This pastor-professor is probably the person I want to grow up to be like; he has a gentleness and eloquence that is seldom seen–and highly respected. Author of many books, and his extraordinary translation of the Bible, titled “The Message”Continue reading ““The Church Collects Sinners,” [God’s Hospital]”